Places to visit during the lockdown from the comfort of your couch

For any travel-hungry individuals who are looking for ways to discover a new place but aren’t physically capable to due to the coronavirus lockdown, we’ve got good news for you!

Did you know that many bucket-list worthy places can be visited online?

If not, we’ve put together a list of incredible places all around the world you can visit from the comfort of your couch.  Get ready for some virtual travel!

If you’re wondering who ‘we’ are then let me introduce Aviation Spares.  Aviation Spares provide a comprehensive range of aviation equipment for private and public airports and are often globe-trotting to showcase their products.  They know first-hand how difficult it is not to travel so helped compile this list of must-see places you can virtually travel to!

So stay home, stay safe and get ready for an adventure from the comfort of your own couch!

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  1. The Great Wall of China

One of the most amazing wonders of the world, the Great Wall of China can be visited online on the China Guide website. With 3,000 miles of its 4,000 total miles actually walkable, why not count how many miles you normally do during your daily walk and see how far you’d have walked if you were exploring the Great Wall.

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  1. The Taj Mahal

This incredible UNESCO World Heritage building attracts around eight million visitors a year and now you can discover it through a virtual tour in Google Maps.

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  1. The Louvre

From browsing the various different exhibitions at the Louvre to being close and personal with Mona Lisa, this can all be done through the virtual tour of The Louvre.

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  1. Sistine Chapel

Discover the world-famous ceiling frescos by Michelangelo virtually and explore other rooms in the Vatican Museum.

ceiling frescos during the lockdown

  1. Northern Lights

Turn off all the lights in your home and join Manitoba’s Churchill Northern Studies Center’s live stream of the northern lights to experience this phenomenon in the warmth of your home.

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  1. The Palace of Versailles

Go on your very own private virtual tour of the Palace of Versailles, former home of King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette.

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  1. Volcanoes National Park

Follow this ranger-led tour of the Volcanoes National Park to explore underground lava tubes, volcanic cliffs and much more.

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  1. Deep Dives

Soak in the wonders of the underwater world by experiencing a series of virtual dives through National Marine Sanctuaries.

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  1. Bryce Canyon

Go on a day and night virtual journey through this red rock jungle that is Bryce Canyon, one of the fastest-changing geologic landscapes of the planet.

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  1. The Museum of Modern Art

Discover Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night and many other stunning pieces of art via MoMA The Museum of Modern Art’s online galleries.


It’s super easy to satisfy the travel bug from the safety of your own home by visiting these places with your laptop and an internet connection!

Perhaps use the time you have to start planning and dreaming up your next in-person adventures.  As they say, the fun is often in the planning.



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